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Fantasy Summary

A center with all the tools and the physical gifts that you could ask for from skating to size. He projects to the NHL well, having the ability to play up and down the lineup and some ability to play all three forward positions.


Observations

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June 2022 – The 20-year-old center from Boston University continues to show improvement in his sophomore season. In 29 games, he scored 10 goals and six assists for 16 points. He also scored the game winning goal in route to Boston University’s Beanpot win and was named tournament MVP for his efforts. At 6-4 192 lbs., Peterson already boasts an NHL-ready frame but will need to produce offensively on a more consistent basis if he wishes to take the next step. He will likely return to BU the next two years and will hope to further improve on this season’s results. Gordon Munro

 

October 2020 – Peterson was drafted 86th overall by the Blues. Peterson is expected to spend at least two years in college before turning pro.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

September 2020 – Peterson possesses one of the most intriguing, raw toolsets of any player in the draft class. He never truly reached the heights he was expected to with the U.S. NTDP team but wasn’t always put in the best position to do so either. Often being asked to be the play driver in the middle six, Peterson was often playing with less skilled linemates on a team that was far from an offensive juggernaut. His strong skating is possibly his best trait as he is able to get up ice quickly and stay mobile in the offensive zone. He creates plays well with his skating and puck skills, putting his teammates in a good position to score. The young American has a heavy shot but doesn’t use it nearly as much as you’d expect with how effective it is. He often opts to make the extra pass and will need to be a bit more selfish with the puck if he has the hope of being a real offensive threat at the next level. He’s heading to Boston University next season, a perfect spot for a raw but talented player to develop. He will be a bit of a project as whichever team drafts him will have to understand that he will need a few years at BU. Playing against bigger, stronger players at the NCAA level will be a nice step up from the NTDP squad and the USHL competition. Look for him to establish himself in the BU middle-six as early as next season. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 8, 2002
Height 6‘4”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 3; Overall: 86

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Chicago Jr. Blackhawks Brick Invitational6 1 12 5|        
 2014-2015 Ottawa Jr. 67s U14 AAAHEO U145 4 15 0|Playoffs2 1 01
 2015-2016 Eastern Ontario Wild U14 AAAHEO U1428 28 2048 16|Playoffs9 5 611
  Eastern Ontario Wild U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 2 79 4|        
  Eastern Ontario Wild U15 AAAHEO U154 3 14 0|Playoffs5 0 00
  Western Canada Selects U14WSI U147 5 27 4|        
 2016-2017 CIHA Voyageurs U15 AAAHEO U1529 23 2548 71|        
  CIHA Voyageurs U15 AAAAAA Shootout4 0 22 0|        
  CIHA Green U18 AAAHEO U1813